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How to Refresh Your Job Posts to Attract Top Candidates

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Today's candidate pool is small and many professionals aren't likely to actively search for a new job in the next year. Also, the candidates who are looking for a new job tend to be more selective in the positions they pursue and know that they have many options for employment. While this is beneficial for the candidates, it makes it even harder to recruit and hire top talent for your company. ...
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How to Apply Marketing Tactics to Recruit Top Talent

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In today’s job market, companies can’t rely on traditional recruiting methods to win over top talent. There is a lot of competition to hire the best employees and candidates know they have numerous employment options. Gone are the days where top candidates apply to your open positions on job boards or eagerly respond to mass job emails. A more likely scenario is that these top candidates ar...
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5 Important Hiring Metrics You Should Be Tracking

As data-driven hiring becomes more widely used in HR departments, more doesn’t always mean better. It’s easy to think that the more data you have available, the better you can track the candidate hiring experience, but that’s not always the case. Instead, you should identify better data that you can use to make more strategic decisions and help identify what’s already working and what you ...
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Recruiting Strategies for a Competitive Candidate Market

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If you’re currently trying to fill open positions at your company, you know this can be a very frustrating task. Oftentimes, the position will be posted on a job board, and while you’ll get a lot of response, none of the candidates is a fit for the position. Or you’ll reach out to passive candidates on LinkedIn and won’t get a response or they will engage with you for a while but then tell you the...
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Hiring Millennials: 3 Things HR Needs to Know

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Much has been said about the Millennial generation and how to recruit and hire them. Statements about how they have unrealistic career goals, an endless need for praise, and only focusing on  perks like happy hour end up leaving employers and hiring managers anxious and confused about how to attract and appeal to this generation. But in fact, it seems these generalizations might not have as mu...
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How to Speed Up Your Recruiting Process to Hire Top Talent

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The time it takes to hire new employees has increased dramatically in recent years. According to research, the average interview process takes 23 days, up from 13 days just four years ago. But even as the hiring process increases, top candidates still expect the interview and decision-making process to move quickly. Talented candidates know their skills are in-demand and won’t wait around for ...
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How to Recruit Like a Sales Rep to Land Top Talent

Talented professionals know they have many options when it comes to employment, and in this hot market, it’s becoming even more difficult to recruit these A-players to join your team. In order to land this top talent, you need to get more aggressive in how you reach out to these professionals and how you pique their interest. One way to become more aggressive is to approach recruiting with a sales...
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4 Resolutions for Finding Top Talent in 2015

By Susan Ricker (The Hiring Site Blog) Top talent is hard to find, but with the right strategies, you can make this an attainable goal. Keep reading to learn about 4 resolutions you can make to start finding and connecting top talent to the right positions in 2015. 4 Resolutions for Finding Top Talent in 2015
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Video Interviews: Why to Follow the Trend

By The Online Recruiting Resource The hiring process has entered the digital age and online interviewing is becoming an essential part of selecting potential employees. Learn how interviewing candidates through video chat can help you reach top talent, increase the rate at which you hire, save you money, increase your flexibility, and accurately judge candidates' potential. Video Interviews: Why ...
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8 Scientifically-Backed Ways To Feel More Confident (Even When You’re Not)

By Lindsay Holmes (The Huffington Post) Many work situations require us to appear confident, even if we don't feel confident at that moment. Learn about 8 scientifically-backed ways to feel more confident, even if you have to fake it 'til you make it! 8 Scientifically-Backed Ways To Feel More Confident (Even When You're Not)
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Big Themes in Tech

By Steve Boese (Human Resource Executive Online) Workplace technology is changing and evolving at such an accelerating pace, it can be hard to keep up. Learn what HR leaders and organizations are doing to meet these new tech challenges and what themes are being revealed. Big Themes in Tech
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Survey Reveals How to Attract Passive Candidates

By Paul Petrone (ERE.net) Passive candidates are often appealing to employers, but are a lot harder to find. A LinkedIn survey describes how to best attract these passive candidates, and some of the survey's findings may surprise you. Learn more about how to attract these candidates, who considers themselves passive candidates, and what motivates candidates to change jobs. Survey Reveals How to At...
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Five Standard Tools for HR Departments in Large Companies

HR technology is becoming more affordable and more commonplace in the HR workplace.  As a result, it's important to be aware of these technologies as they're developing and be informed on which tools are becoming standard in HR departments. Continue reading for 5 tools that are standard in HR departments in large companies. Which of these tools does your HR department utilize? Five Standard Tools...
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2014: The Year Social HR Matters – Forbes

As HR leaders begin to embrace social HR as a way to find top talent, new trends and strategies are starting to develop. Learn about 7 social media trends to watch in 2014 as companies begin to leverage and prioritize social HR. Do you have a social media HR strategy in place for 20 14? 2014: The Year Social HR Matters - Forbes.
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Tap Into Mobile Recruitment – RecruitingBlogs

Don't miss out on hundreds of eager, qualified candidates! Continue reading to learn how to develop your own mobile recruiting strategy and capitalize on the growing number of candidates who search and apply for jobs on mobile devices. How has your recruiting strategy evolved as more people perform their job search from their mobile devices? Tap Into Mobile Recruitment - RecruitingBlogs.
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The Top 25 Recruiting Trends, Problems, and Opportunities for 2014

It's never too early to start planning for the new year! Whether you're in corporate HR or you're responsible for the HR duties at a small business, you need to learn about the hottest recruiting strategies and opportunities happening in 2014. Which of these opportunities will you pursue in 2014? The Top 25 Recruiting Trends, Problems, and Opportunities for 2014, Part 1 of 2 - ERE.net.
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Common Sales Hiring Mistakes

It’s no secret that hiring a sales representative is a difficult task, but oftentimes the sales hiring managers make this task even harder by committing detrimental mistakes during the hiring process. Through years of experience, Kathleen Steffey, CEO of Naviga Recruiting & Executive Search, narrowed down the top 3 sales hiring mistakes she witnesses on a daily basis. Hiring a job hopper, hiring b...
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Can Employers Control Their Employees’ LinkedIn Profiles?

By Adrienne Erin | Recruiting Blogs An employee's personal LinkedIn profile is not only a reflection of themselves, but also a reflection on their employer. Although companies can't dictate what content employees publish on their personal profiles, they can subtly influence what an employee posts. Continue reading for ideas on how to encourage and educate your employees to post positive content. ...
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Intangible Characteristics of Top Sales Reps

When hiring a salesperson, it’s easy to define the qualities you are looking for in a potential candidate; professional, hardworking, and talented to name a few. What’s not so easy, is deciphering if they are going to perform in the future from the short interactions you have with them during the hiring process. Naivga CEO, Kathleen Steffey, has compiled key characteristics of top sales reps that ...
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7 Hottest Trends In HR Technology – Forbes

Technology is constantly changing and evolving the way we live and work. This is no different for the HR and talent management space. Meghan Biro, Forbes contributing writer, gives her take on the latest trends in HR technology and where they are headed in the future. What new technologies has your HR department implemented?  7 Hottest Trends In HR Technology - Forbes.
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3 Steps to Attract Top Talent Through Culture

This post is Part 4 in a Salesjournal Series on “Making Your Business Attractive to Top Talent.”  Part 1 asks “Is Your Business Attractive to Top Talent?”, Part 2 describes how to “Market Your Company and Positions to Attract Top Talent”, Part 3 outlines ways to "Cultivate Your Network to Attract Top Talent", and Part 5 asks “Want Top Talent? Rethink Benefits!". Whether you know it or not, your...
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Cultivate Your Network to Attract Top Talent

This post is Part 3 in a Salesjournal Series on “Making Your Business Attractive to Top Talent.”  Part 1 asks “Is Your Business Attractive to Top Talent?” and Part 2 describes how to “Market Your Company and Positions to Attract Top Talent”, Part 4 details “3 Steps to Attract Top Talent Through Culture” and Part 5 asks “Want Top Talent? Rethink Benefits." You can't rely solely on a job advertisem...
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The 10 Commandments of Employee Onboarding

Once you've sought out a talented candidate and recruited the right fit for your company your job is done, right? Wrong. Now comes the part where you need to make sure the candidate feels welcomed and is successfully integrated into the company. Read these 10 rules of employee onboarding that will establish a foundation for future success. What onboarding procedures did your company perform to ...
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3 Steps To Sourcing Top Talent Using Facebook’s Graph Search Tool

Social media can be a great place to search and seek out potential top talent, but it will only be useful if you know how to use it correctly. Facebook's graph search tool is a great feature to help you refine your search for candidates by city and company. Read here for more tips on utilizing this this tool. 3 Steps To Sourcing Top Talent Using Facebook’s Graph Search Tool.
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Market Your Company and Positions to Attract Top Talent

This post is Part 2 in a Salesjournal Series on "Making Your Business Attractive to Top Talent."  Part 1 asked "Is Your Business Attractive to Top Talent?" Attracting top talent is a struggle for almost every company. An essential element to combating this problem is being able to market your company and your positions effectively. Appealing job descriptions, marketing your open positions bro...
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Is Your Business Attractive to Top Talent?

How do I attract top sales talent? I find this question being asked repeatedly when speaking with business and sales leaders. It is nearly unanimous that they all struggle with finding and keeping good sales professionals. Solving this tough challenge involves selling your company as much to prospective employees as to prospective customers.  Too many businesses set up all of their marketing and ...
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